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the democrats are in control. >>> eric holder has a scathing characterization of the texas voter i.d. law, the legality of which will be decided this week in federal court. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> the justice department first rejected the law in march deeming it a violation of the voting rights act. the doj says the law could denierly a million mostly hispanic voters a chance to cast their ballot. our friend ari berman writes about the latest developments in this case for the nation. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> tell us what the latest is in texas. >> so there's a trial this week in federal court to see whether the texas voter i.d. law does violate the voting rights act. the department of justice said up to 1.4 million voters predominantly hispanic and african-american could be disenfr
. >> california is not doing well but texas is. cnbc just voted it the number one state to do business. it ranks highest in infrastructure. second highest in technology and innovation. third in cost of living. it also bears pointing out that it has no property tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. >> it has a property tax. it has no income tax. >> that's what i mean. i'm sorry. no income tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. there's business friendly regulations. are there lessons here that you think california could learn and export from texas or are these cases of two completely different sort of societies? >> i think there are a lot of states and places that might be able to learn from texas. i think california is too different partly -- texas has the advantage of having some oil money so they actually don't necessarily need to rely on income taxes. the fact that california can only rely on property taxes in a very limited way means that they are more reliant on the income tax which also led to them being, you know, buffeted more as the economy turns down. texas actually did really well
well but texas is. cnbc just voted ithe numr e ste tdo sine. itanks higst i frasuctu. send hhestnechnogy d invati. thd inostf ving also brs poiing that has no property tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. >> it has a property tax. it has no income tax. >> that's what i mean. m soy. no inceaxnd zo peent rpore tarate thers buness fridly gulaons. e the leons he ttou think cafornia could learn and export from texas or are these cases of two completely differentor of ciets? >> thi the are a lotf stes a plas thighte le t lea frotes. thincalirniasoo ffert ptly - texas e adntag of hing somil moneso they actually don't necessarily need to rely on income taxes. the fact that calornia can ly ry oropeyaxes in a ry liteday mnshaty e mo relntn t ince tax whilsed tohem ing,ou kn, buffeted more as the economy turns down. texas actually did really well. they didn't he t same incrse i hsing vues dung t bm peri. th've auall h an easr receion an a lotf oer ates calirniand ihink a l of it came about during the boom period where a lot of these ples sckto forexple, ich is anoer cyhat' gog nkr
, allow me to introduce you to governor rick perry of texas. the guy whomts to eliminate a bunch of federal agencies, but can't be bothered to remember which ones and the guy alon with reject a spending deal with a cut to tax rh owe of 10-1. they were just given a real world choice by the supreme court. in upholding the individual manda mandate, the the supreme court allowed states to -- in other words, states can decide if they want to cover more poor people under the federal medicaid insurance program and have the federal government pay the tab. in normal times, this would be no big deal. after all, who's say thanks but no thanks to the federal government offering 90 cents on the dollar to help your state. it's 100 cents on the dollar in the early years. unfortunately, these are not normal times. rick perry happens to be the governor of texas. one in four of texas residents have no health insurance. costs have skyrocketed faster than the national average, but do you think that means he's going to go along with the plan? texas isn't alone here. seven states have said they're opt
texas governor rick perry and other republican governors mostly are doing. there's ways to undermine this law without repealing it. if you don't fight for it and educate the american public about it, you are going to lose some of the effectiveness of it. >>> we're going to shift gears here. there's a second round of governor hearings for florida's stand your ground task force, a 17-member committee with the shooting death of trayvon martin. jennifer carroll is the chairman who voted for the law back in 2005. that's the point i would make here. you look at this task force. >> dog and pony show. >> the response of the governor had to be something. the number ship of this task force was picked by the lieutenant governor. state senate president voted for the law. the national legislative exchange group that used florida's law as a model, i'm looking and saying there's not going to be a change to the law coming out of these hearings. >> probably not. >> this is one of the most frightening laws in america to me right now. we've seen a rise in homicides in states. >> no, wrong, false. >> no
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